Sylvester Stallone is involved in a legal battle over the name of his new magazine SLY.

Stallone's male interest publication enjoyed a triumphant launch last month (MAR05) - but disaster struck yesterday (19APR05) when women's magazine SLY MAGAZINE LLC accused the Rocky actor's publisher AMERICAN MEDIA of copyright infringement and filed a $1 million lawsuit (GBP500,000).

Sly Magazine LLC is aimed at style-conscious young women with money to spend, while Stallone's brainchild focuses on fashion and lifestyle for men who "believe that life begins at 40".

There was unintentional irony in the back of Stallone's debut issue - in a list of top tips, he warns, "If other people can steal your idea, they will."

20/04/2005 18:06